Omer Trajman is the director of field engineering at Vertica Systems. He is responsible for Verticas customer-facing technical team, helping customers with everything from rapid development and integrations to multiterabyte production deployments. He has supervised large-scale implementations of the grid-based, column-oriented Vertica Analytic Database at companies such as Verizon, Comcast, JP Morgan, Biogen, Vonage and Mozilla. Omer is also a leading authority on cloud-based "virtual database appliances" through his pioneering work launching the Vertica Analytic Database for the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud. Prior to Vertica, Omer spent ten years engineering various highly distributed database systems, including the 39,000-node counter system that powers the U.K. Post Office. Omer can be reached at Omer@vertica.com.